The BEST episodes directed by James De Frond

The Brass Gnome
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8.04
27 votes

#1 - The Brass Gnome

Murder in Successville - Season 3 - Episode 1

There has been another Murder in Successville. A priceless piece of art has been stolen from right under DI Sleet's nose, and Bjork is murdered in the process. Sleet and his new sidekick Richard Osman wade into art's black market underworld to catch their culprit. Find the art, and they'll find the killer.

Dead, Rich and Famous
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7.97
32 votes

#2 - Dead, Rich and Famous

Murder in Successville - Season 1 - Episode 3

DI Sleet is joined by Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden as they head up to Lady Gaga's mansion to deal with a minor complaint.

A Rat's Tale
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7.93
15 votes

#3 - A Rat's Tale

Murder in Successville - Season 3 - Episode 5

New police recruit Professor Green enters Successville amidst an epic rivalry between the supervillain known as the Termite and the town's masked vigilante superhero the Rattman. The Termite has struck again, killing the new police commissioner Bear Grylls, and it is up to DI Sleet and Pro Green to catch and unmask the Termite.

Dr Death
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7.88
24 votes

#4 - Dr Death

Murder in Successville - Season 1 - Episode 5

DI Sleet is joined by Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. The detectives learn that there has been a murder down at Successville Hospital, where Dr Wayne Rooney has been bandaged to death.

A Murder in Ye Olde Successville
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7.86
22 votes

#5 - A Murder in Ye Olde Successville

Murder in Successville - Season 3 - Episode 2

We are thrown back in time to Victorian Successville, where guest rookie Martin Kemp is tasked with solving the very first murder. Local lady of the night Rita Ora has been found dead in an alley, and DI Sleet and Kemp are tasked with retracing her last steps around the cobbled streets of Successville.

Orangefinger
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7.83
24 votes

#6 - Orangefinger

Murder in Successville - Season 1 - Episode 6

DI Sleet is joined by Olympic gymnast Louis Smith. The detectives learn that pharmacist Lindsay Lohan has been spray-tanned to death. She is the latest victim in a spate of murders - it looks like the detectives have a serial killer on their hands.

The Mob
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7.74
57 votes

#7 - The Mob

Murder in Successville - Season 1 - Episode 1

DI Sleet is joined by Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing who takes on the role of his sidekick. They learn that local restaurateur Bruno Tonioli has been shot in a brutal murder that has all the hallmarks of a gangland killing.

Kill the Story
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7.71
21 votes

#8 - Kill the Story

The Curse (2022) - Season 2 - Episode 4

All hell breaks loose as the gang become front page news. Their new life in Spain is under threat, and drastic action is needed. But it's not long before they pass the point of no return.

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Mayor the Force Be with You
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7.71
31 votes

#9 - Mayor the Force Be with You

Murder in Successville - Season 1 - Episode 4

DI Sleet is joined by TV presenter Dermot O'Leary. Our detectives learn that Amanda Holden, the mayor's PA, has been murdered. Mayor Simon Cowell has been kidnapped and is being held to ransom.

I Saw a Monster!
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7.67
21 votes

#10 - I Saw a Monster!

Murder in Successville - Season 3 - Episode 3

Things get very strange in Successville as reporter Harry Hill is found dead, covered with radiation burns and surrounded with weird footprints that look like they belong to a monster... DI Sleet and his new celebrity sidekick Lorraine Kelly delve into all things supernatural as they grill this week's suspects.

All Roads Lead to Pablo
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7.60
20 votes

#11 - All Roads Lead to Pablo

The Curse (2022) - Season 2 - Episode 3

The gang head to Colombia to meet the cartel, headed by the infamous Pablo Escobar, to discuss their gold for cocaine trade. Meanwhile, Tash's friendship blossoms with undercover Detective Thread and Sidney has an unexpected visitor at his beach bar.

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A Nest of Vipers
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7.56
18 votes

#12 - A Nest of Vipers

Murder in Successville - Season 3 - Episode 4

DI Sleet and his sidekick Reggie Yates are going undercover on a stag do, spending 24 hours in Successville's top hotel. There is a murder to solve, but try telling that to an excitable murder detective who has found out there is a karaoke bar. When undercover detective Noel Edmonds is found dead in a bedroom in what looks like a sex game gone wrong, it is up to Reggie to lead the investigation.

Bunch of Cults
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7.41
39 votes

#13 - Bunch of Cults

Murder in Successville - Season 1 - Episode 2

DI Sleet is joined by Radio One DJ Greg James. Our detectives learn that there has been a murder at the Successville Art Gallery - Reese Witherspoon (owner of Successville's chain of bars, the Witherspoons) has been killed.

Unwelcome Guests
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7.35
17 votes

#14 - Unwelcome Guests

The Curse (2022) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Tash and Albert receive some unexpected visitors - and their arrival threatens to upend everything they've built.

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Lost at Sea
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7.32
19 votes

#15 - Lost at Sea

The Curse (2022) - Season 2 - Episode 5

The boys head out to sea to make the trade with the Colombians, while Tash receives an unwelcome visitor whose arrival changes everything.

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Sundown
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7.25
16 votes

#16 - Sundown

The Curse (2022) - Season 2 - Episode 6

Tash is under arrest and, as the gang ponder their next move, Albert makes a shocking discovery that forces the boys to make their final move.

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The Fear
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7.25
69 votes

#17 - The Fear

The Curse (2022) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Mick sets about hiding the loot, while Albert and Natasha get an offer they really can't refuse. The gang escape to a safe house, but things take an unexpected turn.

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Act Normal
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7.19
79 votes

#18 - Act Normal

The Curse (2022) - Season 1 - Episode 2

News of the robbery spreads far and wide. As the oblivious gang try to work out an even split of the gold, the police start to sniff around for clues. Will Sidney give the game away?

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow
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7.11
57 votes

#19 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The Curse (2022) - Season 1 - Episode 6

The police are getting close, and Ma McTavish is breathing down Mick's neck for her share of the gold. Time to make a run for it. But how? Well, Albert has a plan - and this time, it might just work!

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The Monkey and the Cat
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7.08
65 votes

#20 - The Monkey and the Cat

The Curse (2022) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Albert throws himself into smelting gold as fast as Billy can sell it on. With cash rolling in, some of the gang are invited to meet mysterious money launderer The Baptist. But cracks start to show.

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Millionaires
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7.07
58 votes

#21 - Millionaires

The Curse (2022) - Season 1 - Episode 5

Living it large with nightclubs and gold Bentleys, Mick and Phil are starting to draw unwanted attention. Meanwhile, Sidney's getting death threats. As the net closes in, is time running out?

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Would You?
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7.02
97 votes

#22 - Would You?

The Curse (2022) - Season 1 - Episode 1

It's the early 80s, and times are hard in London's East End. But when Albert and his gang of small-time crooks get a lot more than they bargained for, life is set to change forever...

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The Antelope's Tail
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6.91
54 votes

#23 - The Antelope's Tail

Action Team - Season 1 - Episode 2

Action Team are in a race against time, as they try and wrestle a mysterious evil device, the Antelope's Tail, from the clutches of Schevchenko and his stunning but deadly girlfriend, Rebecca Volk. Logan is ordered to seduce Volk for information, so Action Team heads to Sofia in Bulgaria to capture the secret device and save the world from destruction.

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Costa del Crime
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6.76
25 votes

#24 - Costa del Crime

The Curse (2022) - Season 2 - Episode 1

Spain, 1985. Eighteen months have passed since the gang's gold heist. While Mick languishes in prison, Albert, Tash and Sidney have escaped to start a new life on the Costa del Crime.

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The Big Sleet
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6.67
18 votes

#25 - The Big Sleet

Murder in Successville - Season 3 - Episode 6

D.I Sleet’s superhero alter-ego The Rattman finds himself in a life-or-death scenario at the hands of supervillain The Termite. Now, in this retrospective of Murder In Successville’s best bits from series three, Sleet is having some self-reflection as he faces his toughest decision to date. He must turn his back on one of his personas forever - but will it be Sleet the cop, or Sleet the superhero?

Abacus
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6.43
107 votes

#26 - Abacus

Action Team - Season 1 - Episode 1

When an undercover agent is shot dead, it catapults Action Team into an Austrian adventure as they discover plans to attack an international charity conference. Ruth Brooks, MI6 head of operations, is contacted by Vladimir Schevchenko, an evil Russian dictator. He threatens a possible attack on the West, name checking the secret organisation, 'Abacus'.

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